February 15, 2024

CBS Blasted for Firing Catherine Herridge After She Probed Hunter Biden Laptop

CBS News is facing criticism from both viewers and journalists following the dismissal of Catherine Herridge, a senior correspondent, earlier this week.

Herridge, known for her award-winning investigative reporting, was reportedly let go due to "internal roadblocks" encountered while covering the Hunter Biden laptop story, sources revealed.

Herridge, along with 19 other CBS News employees, was among those terminated on Tuesday as part of a larger downsizing effort affecting 800 employees within the parent company Paramount Global, according to sources cited by The Post.

The decision to terminate Herridge has sparked outrage and bewilderment among CBS News staffers, particularly within the Washington bureau where Herridge was based, insiders close to the network disclosed.

Sources in the media have claimed that people are struggling to comprehend this decision, highlighting the shock and dismay among Washington bureau staff over the dismissal of a journalist known for bringing credibility to the network.

Herridge joined CBS in 2019 with the intention of providing balanced coverage across the political spectrum, having previously served as chief intelligence correspondent for Fox News.

Her recent focus on the Hunter Biden investigation drew increased scrutiny within the left-leaning network, sources informed The Post.

Herridge was reportedly one of the first to receive information about the Hunter Biden investigation, but encountered internal obstacles at CBS News, according to sources.

In 2021, CBS News appointed Matt Mosk, formerly of ABC News, to lead the network's investigative unit. Mosk's past work includes coverage of the Mueller investigation and Trump impeachments, as well as serving as senior investigative producer for the 2021 Hulu documentary "Out of the Shadows: The Man Behind the Steele Dossier," which scrutinized the dossier's claims regarding President Trump's campaign.

Sources revealed clashes between Herridge and CBS News President Ingrid-Ciprian Matthews, who has faced scrutiny over allegations of favoritism and discriminatory practices, as previously reported by The Post.

Herridge's departure also coincides with mounting pressure as she faces repercussions for refusing to comply with a court order from US District Judge Christopher Cooper to disclose her sources regarding a federal probe into a Chinese American scientist operating a graduate program in Virginia.

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